Under general supervision, performs a wide variety of activities to promote Casa Grande's value as a business location, generate qualified prospects in targeted clusters, and improve the competitiveness of the community's business climate.
An employee in this classification may also assist the Economic Development Manager with more complex projects. May also perform statistical comparisons and trend analysis to be used in marketing and promotional materials.
•Performs economic development and support work to implement the City's ongoing policy of broadening its retail, commercial, and industrial base
•Initiates planning, research, and marketing efforts to attract new industries and businesses to the City and assist existing ones with expansion opportunities
•Prepares information packets including economic, statistical, financial, population, growth, demographic, and other information for dissemination to potential business clients
•Assists potential new businesses in site analysis, including demographic, tax, fee, development, and related information
•Designs print and electronic marketing materials
•Represents the City as a liaison in local and regional economic development, retail, business, marketing, Chamber of Commerce, and related associations and at meetings, conferences, and trade shows
•Coordinates the delivery of special projects, with particular focus on deadlines, content and cost
•Maintains records and databases of business prospects and contacts
•Presents oral and written reports to city agencies and City Council, economic development interest groups, other interested parties and groups, and the public
•Performs other duties as assigned or required
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's Degree in Economic Development, Business Administration, Statistics, Economics or related field, and a minimum of two (2) years of experience in economic development, marketing or related field.
Special Requirements: Valid Arizona Driver's License.
Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
•Principles, procedures, and strategies of economic and community development, planning and zoning, demographics, economic trends, forecasts, and impacts, and related principles and practices
•Marketing and research methods, principles, and procedures
•Statistical and financial analysis and presentation
•Database development, maintenance, and presentation
•Computer software and applications related to land use and economic planning and development procedures
•Understanding, interpreting and applying relevant City rules and regulations
•Assembling data and preparing summaries, analysis, recommendations and reports
•Working under pressure of deadlines, and establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with employees, officials, other agencies and the general public
•Operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of business software
•Effective oral and written communication
•Follow written and oral instructions
•Critically think and self-motivate
•Read and interpret economic, marketing, statistical, and analytical documents, reports, research material and information, blueprints, and maps
•Plan and implement economic development programs and marketing strategies
Open continuous with first review November 17, 2017.
City of Casa Grande, AZ
Casa Grande is located in central Arizona, about halfway between Phoenix and Tucson at the junction of Interstates 10 and 8. Our population count is 50,111, but we are a trade and employment center for a much larger area population. We are a diverse community that has been able to maintain a small-town feel in the face of rapid growth.
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